Web Program Director at University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Library is recruiting a Web Program Director.

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The Web Program Director provides leadership and management of the design, development, and maintenance of the University of Chicago Library’s web presence. The position is responsible for modeling innovative solutions that meet the needs of users in an academic research environment. Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library’s web sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of information, services, and resources available through the Library.

The Library’s web pages have traditionally been written and produced by staff working in many different areas of Library operations using a combination of systems to create, maintain, and present different types of information. Working in this decentralized environment, the Web Program Director will provide leadership and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library’s vision and goals, and ensures integration with the University’s web sites and programs. The Web Program Director maintains oversight of the web authoring distributed throughout the Library working closely with staff to organize workflow and structure for how web pages are created and maintained. The position will redevelop the process of web page management to ensure accessible user interfaces, effective information design, accurate and targeted content, and responsive technologies while allowing sufficient flexibility to accommodate the diverse needs and activities of Library departments. Working with the Communications Director and Public Services staff, the position will establish cohesive web site guidelines and policies that reflect the user needs and strategic goals of a research library.

This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving the experience of the library researcher. Working with the Assessment Director, the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services. Partnering with staff in the Integrated Library Systems (ILS) department and the Electronic Resources Manager, this position will play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web presence.

The position reports to the Co-director of the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), a department that provides leadership, focus, strategic direction, and expertise for the Library's digital library program and initiatives. The Web Program Director is responsible for supervising the Web Administrator and will project-manage other DLDC and Library staff as required by particular initiatives. The position chairs advisory committee(s) that inform the development of the Library’s web presence and will serve as a Library representative on the Accessibility Group.